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Fort Myers History on Film; 1930's & 1940's

Date: Oct 18, 2017

Travel to 1930s & 1940s Downtown Fort Myers in 8-mm films shot by Billy Nalle, legendary musician, composer, and Fort Myers native.

Watch Berne Barfield Davis, 1939 Queen of Edisonia, float down First Street in the Edison Parade, see Mayor Shapard dedicate the Fort Myers Yacht Basin, thrill to the landing of a National Airlines plane land on the unpaved runway at today’s Page Field, drive through Fort Myers Beach’s coral arches and onto the swinging bridge, picnic on the beach with the Fort Myers Senior High School class of 1939, and watch boat races on the Caloosahatchee from the old Edison Bridge. And much more.

“Fort Myers on Film, 1930s & 1940s” will be shown and narrated by Gerri Reaves, local historian, on Wednesday, October 18 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center at 7 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers.

The event is sponsored by the Southwest Florida Historical Society, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization celebrating is 54 year.

Doors open at 6:30, start time is 7:00 pm. $15

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